Contionary:cabbi

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Qino

Alternative forms

  • عب (Arabic script)
  • ዐቢ (Ge'ez script)

Etymology

Proto-Cushitic *ʕabb. Cognate to Somali cabbid, Afar aaqubiyya.

Pronunciation

(Qino) IPA: /ˈʕabːi/

Verb

cabbi (class 1)

  1. to drink
    Bisheeya cabbi.
    Drink the water.
  2. to smoke
    Sigaara ma cabbitaa?
    Do you smoke? (lit.: Do you drink cigarettes?)

Derived terms

  • cabbitaana noun, m. "drink; juice"
  • cabsi verb, 2b "to give (someone) a drink; to give (person/animal) water; to water (plants)"
  • cabsiisi verb, 2b "to give (someone) a drink; to make (someone) drink" (cabsiisi can take two accusative objects while cabsi can't)